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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By hillenme
Re: Companionway Hatch

Thanks guys! I took the advice above to avoid marine companies and contacted a plastics fabricator here in Chicago who says if I can bring in the old one and they'll be able to do this, so I plan on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By hillenme
Companionway Hatch

Anyone know a resource for getting a new acrylic hatch for my boat? The boom crashed down on it and put a huge crack through it. I removed the scabbard and removed the hatch and removed the teak...
Forum: C & C   12-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By hillenme
I have an 84 MKIII. I use the baby stay upwind...

I have an 84 MKIII. I use the baby stay upwind to stop mast pump as mentioned. The backstay is primarily going to tension the forestay while the baby stay induces mast bend to flatten main a little...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By hillenme
Rewiring this winter

Took the plunge this year and stored inside to try and get some serious work done. I hadn't planned on this so it made my spartite job last spring a waste of time of money, but electrical gremlins...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
I hooked up yellow (NMEA OUT +) from the chart...

I hooked up yellow (NMEA OUT +) from the chart plotter to green from the VHF ( this was labeled GPS IN by the radio manual). I did not hook up any other wires, which conflicts with every single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

Thanks all for the help. I got this working. Appreciate it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
When refer to my GPS, it's literally just the...

When refer to my GPS, it's literally just the transponder with a blinking light and one cable running off of it. I'm not sure there is a way to switch it between the two, unless you simply mean to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

That's interesting... There is only one cable, right? The GPS is currently hooked up using Sea Talk to the C-Series Chart plotter. Should I reconfigure it to be connected using NMEA instead?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
Re: NMEA Frustration

https://www.sv-zanshin.com/manuals/raymarineraystar125gpsownershandbook.pdf <---GPS diagram


Marine Radio Wiring with No White Wire (http://unidensupport.com/Find-Your-Product/Marine/Green-Wire)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
Thumbs up Re: NMEA Frustration

Thanks for the response. I did verify that the Chartplotter is set up for 4800 baud to match the VHF. The C90 has separate cables for SeaTalk which all currently connected to the ST60 instruments,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By hillenme
NMEA Frustration

I've been dreading this day for a year and have been procrastinating the job for as long. This year's Chicago Mac Saftey Regs are requiring a DSC radio with GPS input in addition to the already...
Forum: Weather   06-12-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By hillenme
Differences among Sailflow forecast Models

For over a year I've used sailflow forecasts for racing here on the great lakes and found it pretty useful, but I have a feeling I don't fully understand its capabilities. What boggles my mind the...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By hillenme
I've been down to Grenada a few times...

I've been down to Grenada a few times bareboating. The windwards are great. In that amount of time you could see quite a bit. Just 7 days is plenty of time to leisurely make your way to St. Lucia....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By hillenme
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

Thanks guys. My inexperience will probably add an extra day to the_abuses detailed repair process, but it still sounds much easier than I was expecting! As posters have pointed out it obviously a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By hillenme
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

Stringers are inactive. They have a foam core that looks like that stuff florists stick flowers in. That's part of my confusion on how to proceed. I believe the stringer is actually hollow behind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By hillenme
Stringer/Floor repair

I'm curious for advice on the exact procedure for repairing this cracking where floors are tabbed to the sump.

I'm splashing in a week so my only plan for this summer was to shoot some Six10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By hillenme
sealing cabin sole

I've removed the teak and holly sole from my boat, stripped with a heat gun and sanded all sides and edges. I'm going to use a wood sealer and varnish on the teak veneer, but my question is what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 20,975
Posted By hillenme
Re: Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

I'm also in the process of refinishing a teak and holy sole. I've had a surprisingly easy time with the heat gun and carbide scraper. About 950 degrees, working and area for a minute or less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By hillenme
Thanks for the input guys. In regards to my...

Thanks for the input guys. In regards to my insurance I know my policy says racing is covered on sailboats, just not power. I agree we both took the risk by rafting. Unfortunately, when you PHRF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By hillenme
Who should pay?

Last long distance race of the summer was this weekend. Chicago to St. Joe. Always turns out to be one of the best. The racing was great, but unfortunately not everything went as smoothly.
...
Forum: Engines   07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By hillenme
Re: Help! 3GMD won't start.

Haha. No, I certainly did not do that. I'm not to mechanically inclined, but I did not mean to imply I put oil in my fuel system. I simply drained it and inspected it for water/sediment. Is...
Forum: Engines   07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By hillenme
Help! 3GMD won't start.

So, I'm guessing this is something I did...

I decided the engine could use a little a maintenance. I did the Chicago-Mac race last week (it was a great race, could have gotten better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,562
Posted By hillenme
Re: How get reefing line back thru boom?

Same thing happened to me. We have outhaul, topping lift and 2 reefs all coming through the boom.

When the second reef line came out accidently I just tied 2 messenger lines to the first reef,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By hillenme
No, it's wired same as all other components.

No, it's wired same as all other components.
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By hillenme
Battery Help

Made a huge amateur mistake last weekend... When reconnecting batteries last weekend I accidently reversed polarity on one of them and then turned the switch on. Needless to say wasn't pretty. The...
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